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comb jelly

[kohm] /koʊm/
noun
1.
any marine invertebrate of the phylum Ctenophora, comprising various nearly transparent creatures having rounded, oval, or band-shaped bodies propelled by eight iridescent appendages composed of cilia arranged like teeth on a comb.
Also called ctenophore.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90
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Examples from the web for comb jelly
  • Some scientists even doubt that the fossil is in fact that of a comb jelly.
  • And these luminescent particles were released by a comb jelly.
  • More recently, this invasion was tamed by the inadvertent introduction of yet another jellyfish that eats the comb jelly.
British Dictionary definitions for comb jelly

comb jelly

noun
1.
another name for a ctenophore
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comb jelly in Science
comb jelly
  (kōm)   
See ctenophore.
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